The Bengals have re-signed kicker Randy Bullock to a two year deal, the team announced on Thursday.
Bullock spent Weeks 15-17 with the Bengals in the 2016 season. He went five of six on field goals and six of six on extra points during his time in Cincinnati, but the one miss was a big one and his only game-winning opportunity.
With time expiring in Houston on Christmas Eve, a make would have given the Bengals the win, but, he missed and the Bengals lost to the Texans. The Texans, who drafted Bullock in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, had the last laugh as they knew he wasn’t a clutch and kicker and the Bengals learned that the hard way.
But, the Bengals are willing to give Bullock another chance and he’ll join the competition to become the Bengals’ kicker in 2017.
Bullock has played in 48 NFL games and is 83/102 on field goals (81.4%) and 97/101 (96%) on extra points. He has spent time with the Texans, Jets, Giants (one game) and Steelers (two games). The Bengals are known for their kicker rejuvenation projects as Shayne Graham and Mike Nugent both spent time with other teams before the Bengals got some of their best years out of them.
Bullock joins former soccer player Jonathan Brown as the two kickers currently on the Bengals’ roster. Expect the Bengals to add at least one more kicker to the competition in 2017, potentially with a draft pick or in undrafted free agency.